Tonight I decided to take Eowyn (Child 1) and Hayley (Child 2) out to catch some frogs. I have been promising them for days that we would go catch them, but we needed the conditions to be just right.
We set off in the night to catch some frogs and catch some frogs we did. In fact we caught 20! TWENTY! Yeah… I know… 20 frogs. How awesome is that? I expected a couple, but they were out in full force tonight.
So we brought our catch back home and the pictures above tell the story. We were showing them off for the camera, when one suddenly escaped (see the bottom of the top right picture). This one little frog turned my frog hunters back into nurturing, caring little girls. They could care less about the other 19 frogs… their tears are for the one frog that managed to hop its way underneath the oven.
We proceeded, for the next 20 minutes (and way past their bedtime), to coax the little frog from his bunker. Finally with the help of a broom and some sweet talking the little frog emerged and ended up back in the bin with his 19 buddies.
FROG HUNTING TIP!
For those that are reading this thinking,
“I gotta take my kid frog hunting, that is cool!”
I think you are cool, and so do my girls. Here is the trick.
Night time, right after dawn, wet roads. The trick is wet roads. I have no idea why, but they love coming out onto the road when its wet and night time. As long as there are ditches and woods then you have a good chance of spotting a frog or 2, or 20.
My girls and I were driving in the car with our brights on and when we spotted a frog we would jump out and catch it. Soon just I jumped out because the road we were on actually had traffic on it (the other was a private back road.)
You can also use flash lights to spot them.
Pretty awesome I’d say.
Those frogs will live in wonderment of what may happen to them tomorrow, but they will be happy to know my girls will want to release them back into the wild. Unless we were at grandpas lake, then they would want to feed them to the bass.